Mantronix - That's My Beat - Hip Hop Disco Funk Synth Electro 3LP

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Mantronix - That's My Beat

Label: Soul Jazz Records
Catalog#: SJR LP 062
Format: 3 x Vinyl, LP

Records are VG+ VG++
Cover has corner and sticker wear

Country: UK
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop
Style: Electro, Synth-pop, Disco


A1 Crash Crew - High Powered Rap 1:53
A2 Suzy Q - Get On Up And Do It Again 5:57
Vocals [Uncredited] - Carol Jiani

B1 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Riot In Lagos 5:38
B2 Unlimited Touch - I Hear Music In The Streets 6:46

C1 T La Rock - It's Yours 4:16
C2 Machine - There But For The Grace Of God 5:14

D1 Yellow Magic Orchestra - Computer Games 5:51
D2 Mantonix oldschool uncredited mix

E1 Yello - Bostich 4:33
E2 Funky 4 + 1 - That's The Joint 9:20

F1 Art Of Noise, The - Beat Box 8:31
F2 Jimmy Spicer - Super Rhymes 4:59

Artwork By [Sleeve Design] - Adrian Self & Yabba Yellowman
Compiled By - Kurtis Mantronik
Mastered By - Duncan Cowell , Pete Reilly

The album is compiled by Kurtis Mantronik and features a mixture of Old-School Hip-Hop, Disco, Electro and Club-tracks. They reflect the sound of the New York clubscene that Kurtis Mantronix was so much a part of in the 1980s ­ where he moved between the exclusive worlds of Hip-Hop, Electro and Disco/House with ease. Kurtis Mantronix is a true legend.
As well as his own material Mantronix has produced and remixed literally hundreds of other artists: Joyce Simms, EPMD, India, T La Rock, Dhar Braxton, Tricky Tee, Jocelyn Brown, Just Ice to name a few ( as well as diverse artists such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Shirley Bassey and Steve Reich!).

Kurtis Mantronik's unique musical career started early. (His first release "Fresh Is The Word" was released in 1985 on Sleeping Bag Records ­ aged 17!).From growing up around the birth of Hip-Hop in the Bronx park-jams where DJs such as Afrika Bambaata, Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash would literally plug in their decks to the electricity supply of available lamp-posts to hanging out with Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage and David Mancuso at the Loft,

Kurtis Mantronik absorbed all the New York music influences around him and created a musical path that has enabled him to be an artist, producer and remixer respected in all fields of dance music.

Kurtis Mantronik's first job was in-store DJ in New York's legendary Downtown Records (aged 15). It was here that he first met Hip-Hop DJs such as Red Alert, Africa Bambaata and The Latin Rascals as well as the rising House DJs of the day such as a young Tony Humphreys and the like.
It was here also that he also first met a young Will Socolov who was starting a new record label, Sleeping Bag records. Will asked Kurtis to make a record and shortly after "Fresh Is The Word" was released. Mantronix quickly became an underground star, releasing in quick succession a string of classic releases such as "Needle to the Groove", "Who Is It?", "King of the Beats" and "Bassline".

As Mantronix became a star ,Sleeping Bag also quickly became THE underground New York dance label releasing many more tracks played, produced or remixed by Mantronix as well as releasing Arthur Russell's legendary project Dinosaur L "Go Bang" and Larry Levan¹s classic "Weekend".

From this base Kurtis Mantronik has continued as one of the few true pioneers in music, be it Hip-Hop, Electro or Dance.

This album features the tracks that have most influenced Mantronix and features a mixture of Old-School Rap, Electro and Disco/House.

The album is full of New York block-party classics, whether it's the Rap classics "It's Yours", "Super Rhymes" or "That¹s The Joint",

Disco classics from Machine, Unlimited Touch and Suzy Q or classic European and Japanese Electro from the likes of Yello, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Yellow Magic Orchestra

Yello - Bostich

There's also a great satirical aspect to this song about the confluence of obsessive productivity and consumerism in American culture. Frenetic, frenzied work paired with that unrelenting conversion of every form and station in life into definable commodity: rush, push, cash.

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Format 3LP
Label Soul Jazz Records